Ellen Douglas is an Associate Professor in Hydrology and Graduate Program Director of the School for the Environment at UMass Boston. Ellen is a professional engineer who earned her Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Tufts University. A resident of Fremont, Ellen is a socio- hydrologist whose recent research on sea level rise carried out with Paul Kirshen from UMass Boston earned her the coveted 2017 Norman B. Leventhal Award for Excellence in City Building Award.
Ken Reardon is a Professor and Director of the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program in the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ken received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He has taught in the graduate planning programs at Illinois, Cornell, and Memphis.
Patrick McKenna is a second-year graduate in the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program at UMass Boston. Until very recently, Patrick served as a Community Educator with the Commonwealth’s largest smoking cessation initiative. He was recently appointed as a Graduate Research Assistant in the School for the Environment’s Resiliency Planning Initiative.
Rochelle Hall is nearing the completion of her MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program at UMass Boston. A former financial services professional, Rochelle is currently serving as a Planning Intern with the Town of Ipswich, MA. She also serves as the UMass Boston Representation to the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Michael Monestime is a second-year graduate student in the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program at UMass Boston. Michael currently serves as the Executive Director of the Central Square Business Improvement Association where he is using his organizing, research, planning, and marketing skills to promote the health and vitality of this important commercial center in Cambridge, MA.
Kristen Halbert is a second-year graduate student in the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program at UMass Boston. Kristen currently serves as the Administrator for the Asian Studies Program at UMass Boston and is a Board Member of the Young Professional Leadership Group of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Urban League. She is also an active leader of both the Roslindale Farmers Market and Summer Music Series.